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« on: March 20, 2008, 03:08:11 PM »

I live in an area where the town really likes to butt thier nose in and also "get theirs" whenever possable.  For example: if you have more than three dogs, you need a kennel lisence.  When you get bees are you required to register or report into anyone?  Or is it free and clear?  Are there and wildlife restrictions, such as being near conservation land or other peoples property?  I know they can go where ever they like in nature....   but you know how people like to be....
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« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2008, 03:13:04 PM »

In florida it is against the law not to register as a beekeeper and have annual hive inspections.
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« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2008, 03:42:56 PM »

I live in an area where the town really likes to butt thier nose in and also "get theirs" whenever possable.  For example: if you have more than three dogs, you need a kennel lisence.  When you get bees are you required to register or report into anyone?  Or is it free and clear?  Are there and wildlife restrictions, such as being near conservation land or other peoples property?  I know they can go where ever they like in nature....   but you know how people like to be....
Here's a link to the Plymouth, MA zoning laws.  I have no idea what zone you're in, if your zoned agricultural you should be all set.  There is no registration process in MA yet.  They do need to be inspected annually, but there's only one guy covering all inspections for the whole state!  Here's a FAQ about honeybees in MA, you can see how small it is  rolleyes
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« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2008, 07:07:18 PM »

In florida it is against the law not to register as a beekeeper and have annual hive inspections.

Same in New York
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« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2008, 07:57:13 PM »

 Good question!!
 How bout it jerrymac?...Are you here?
Do we need to register in Tx?(I mean are we supposed to?)
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« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2008, 11:09:40 PM »

Don't worry about it until you get more than 12 hives. Also remember, there are/was only 3 inspectors down at college station for all of Texas. You will not get inspected unless you call them or if something weird happens. If you call them I think it will cost you $75 for them to look at your hives. I went to the extension office and the Ag offices and no one here (Lubbock) knew anything about bees or what was needed. This could have changed since I looked it up a few years ago. Or I remember it all wrong.

But mostly I claim ignorance.....

But here is some stuff

http://tais.tamu.edu/reports/pdf/fy2004_apiary_inspection_report.pdf

or enter         Texas Apiary inspectors      in your google search bar and read your eyes out. Or contact,

Mr. Paul Jackson, Chief Apiary Inspector
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College of Agriculture, College Station, TX 77843-2475
Phone: 979-845-9713/9714
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« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2008, 11:14:46 PM »

I'm getting only 2 hives... do I really need to register them and get them inspected? I'm in new york. I've been searching alot about this in google... but came up with nothing.
Thank you for any help!
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« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2008, 11:34:44 PM »

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I'm getting only 2 hives... do I really need to register them and get them inspected? I'm in new york. I've been searching alot about this in google... but came up with nothing.
Thank you for any help!
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I suggest contacting your Extension office.  They'll know.

For Pennsylvanians, registration is required regardless of the amount of hives.

http://www.agriculture.state.pa.us/agriculture/cwp/view.asp?a=3&q=128082

Also, this topic comes up often.  I suggest using this thread as a list of sorts and perhaps sticky it for future reference.
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« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2008, 11:44:27 PM »

I suggest contacting your Extension office.  They'll know.

You didn't read what I wrote up above this did you?  Wink
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« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2008, 11:52:49 PM »

I'm with you all the way, Jerry!
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« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2008, 11:56:44 PM »

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I've been searching alot about this in google... but came up with nothing.

Missed it.  Apparently not just by me.
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« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2008, 12:55:58 AM »

Hello~

I'm in Anchorage (Alaska) & I've researched this ~ I can't find any info on codes or regulations in the city.  Anchorage is a fair sized city of about 300,000 & I live in the downtown/metro area.  We do have similar codes about 3 or more dogs = a kennel because everyone here has a dog or a kennel of dogs for mushing!  yikes.  The codes are related to barking/noise/poop, etc Smiley

I've decided on the don't ask ~ don't tell ~ pretend ignorance excuse if it comes up.  Smiley

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« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2008, 01:38:47 AM »

Here in Arizona, except for some local county and city ordinances, zoning included, there are absolutely no regulations or registrations on beehives. In many ways its no different than planting a garden. Except for the possibility that having hives where people may develop an objection and can prove to the health department that your hives represent a danger to the public, they can then induce you to remove them. In the recent past, I've had neighbors call the health department to investigate my backyard apiary - complaining that my bees stung them at their own home, three houses over. Twice the health department sent people out to investigate, each time they stood within 5 feet of the hives and experienced no problems from my hives there. Their reports were favorable to my keeping the bees where they were.
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« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2008, 12:02:00 PM »

Yes, Texas claims you need to register if you have more than 12 hives.  However, if you can find a form to do that you're a better digger than I am.  I see forms for bee id, for import, for export, and for moving, but not a single one for registering an apiary.  I'm pleading ignorance, or better, incompetence by the TAIS until they post one.
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« Reply #14 on: March 22, 2008, 02:42:39 PM »

Hello~

I'm in Anchorage (Alaska) & I've researched this ~ I can't find any info on codes or regulations in the city.  Anchorage is a fair sized city of about 300,000 & I live in the downtown/metro area.  We do have similar codes about 3 or more dogs = a kennel because everyone here has a dog or a kennel of dogs for mushing!  yikes.  The codes are related to barking/noise/poop, etc Smiley

I've decided on the don't ask ~ don't tell ~ pretend ignorance excuse if it comes up.  Smiley

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« Reply #15 on: March 22, 2008, 03:36:47 PM »

Did you see my post (third one down) on page 1?  I gave you a couple of links to check out specific to Plymouth and Massachusetts, I hope they're helpful  Smiley.
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« Reply #16 on: March 22, 2008, 04:39:56 PM »

Did you see my post (third one down) on page 1?  I gave you a couple of links to check out specific to Plymouth and Massachusetts, I hope they're helpful  Smiley.
I did, that's great, thank you...
I am having trouble convincing my husband about the bees, it looks like this will be my biggest obsical for the moment... Sad
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« Reply #17 on: March 22, 2008, 04:45:37 PM »

Did you see my post (third one down) on page 1?  I gave you a couple of links to check out specific to Plymouth and Massachusetts, I hope they're helpful  Smiley.
I did, that's great, thank you...
I am having trouble convincing my husband about the bees, it looks like this will be my biggest obsical for the moment... Sad

Yeah, you should just get rid of him. Bahahaahaahaah, just kidding! Tell him you'll be even sweeter to him once you start harvesting the honey. He'll come around.

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« Reply #18 on: March 22, 2008, 07:53:23 PM »

Did you see my post (third one down) on page 1?  I gave you a couple of links to check out specific to Plymouth and Massachusetts, I hope they're helpful  Smiley.
I did, that's great, thank you...
I am having trouble convincing my husband about the bees, it looks like this will be my biggest obsical for the moment... Sad

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« Reply #19 on: April 27, 2008, 11:27:32 AM »

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I'm in Anchorage (Alaska) & I've researched this ~ I can't find any info on codes or regulations in the city. 

There is a in the municipal code (Title 21 - Section 40) an ordinance specifically aimed at beekeeping within the city. No more than 4 hives on lots smaller than 10,000 square feet.

a. They must be placed at least 25 feet away from any adjacent lot line, or
b. Be oriented with entrances facing away from adjacent property, or
c. Be placed at least eight feet above ground, or
d. Be placed behind a fence at least 6 feet in height and extending at least 10 feet beyond the hive in both directions.

Notice the word "or" in each line meaning only one of these requirements must be met. Most people use the 25 feet away from adjacent lot lines rule.

At one time people were supposed to  register their hives with the Division of Agriculture. But that is no longer enforced (if it ever was).
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